Onstead Institute

The Onstead Institute develops, supports, and sustains innovative art and design practices and processes for K-12 education through a program of research, project administration, and public dissemination of information.

By partnering with faculty and students within the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD), the Institute contributes to the culture of creative excellence that has made the college a premier destination for emerging and established artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The Institute also seeks to integrate CVAD’s creative and intellectual energies with those of the external community—locally, nationally, and abroad—through engagement and collaboration.

For more information visit the Onstead Institute's website.

Student accomplishments

Emily Jean Hood, Sarah Travis, Dr. Amelia Kraehe

Art education doctoral students, Emily Jean Hood and Sarah Travis, co-authored a study with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education. The research article, titled "I'm So Offended!": Curriculum Flashpoints and Critical Arts Education, was published in 2015 in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Education and the Arts.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art education doctoral students, Emily Jean Hood and Sarah Travis, co-authored a study with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education. The research article, titled "I'm So Offended!": Curriculum Flashpoints and Critical Arts Education, was published in 2015 in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Education and the Arts.

Alumni accomplishments

Shana Thompson

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.